Minutes of the Instructional Academic Staff Committee 

Friday, November 17, 2006

1:00    Room 116 Cowley Hall


Present:  Sue Anglehart, Peggy Denton, Michael Durnin, Kerrie Hoar, Glenn Knowles, Sandy Koster, Don Socha, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

Absent:    Barbara Gander


  1. Announcements:

ü      New contracts (new titles) are being reviewed in the Provost’s office.  No date given for new contracts being issued.

ü      Professional Development Grants submitted to Academic Staff Council were awarded.  The money is partially funded from system (2 times per year for a total of $15,000 per year).  Of 11 applicants, 9 were funded.  The two that were not funded were IAS applicants.  The committee is only non-IAS. 

ü      Excellence Award for Academic Staff used to be one Non-IAS and one IAS.  Since 2003, only one award was made (to Non-IAS).  There was a $750 stipend for professional development associated with the honor.



  1. M/S/A (7,0,0) to approve the minutes of 11/3/06.


  1. Workload policy was discussed.  Discussion centered on the drafts circulated by email and on the role of departmental bylaws in clearly stating workload requirements.  We will continue our work at the next meeting.  In preparation, examples from each of our areas of “extra workload” should be developed.


  1. Next meeting:  December 1, 2006 at 1:00.




Meeting adjourned at 2:10


Respectfully submitted by Suzanne Anglehart